Americans need to understand where the identity politics of sex-centric special “rights” will inevitably take the nation. BarbWire readers are probably already aware that polygamy laws are in jeopardy. When other behavior-based groups demand “equality” based upon how — and with whom or what — they prefer to have sex, things are going to get really weird.
Homosexual activists are acting surprised when practitioners of, shall we say, “unorthodox” sexual appetites, press for legalization of their own preferences. These homosexuals are short-sighted, naïve or intentionally dishonest.
We’re going with intentionally dishonest.
Here’s Barbwire contributor Laurie Higgins:
Is “sexual orientation” a valid protected category? No, it’s not.
Historically protected categories were constituted by objective, morally neutral conditions like biological sex, race and ethnicity, and nationality.
Homosexuality, in contrast, is constituted solely by subjective feelings and volitional acts on which there is no moral consensus.
If “progressives” had any real interest in consistency, they would insist on protecting all members of groups that are constituted by subjective feelings and morally dubious volitional acts.
This would mean adding all paraphiliacs to our anti-discrimination policies and laws.
Logical consistency would demand that sadists, masochists, minor-attracted persons (MAPS), frotteurists, and zoophiliacs be protected for they are members of groups constituted by subjective feelings and often volitional sexual acts that are virtually always unchosen, powerful, and persistent.
The group Concerned Women for America titled the list below, “Appendix of Sexual Behaviors.” CWA explains its source:
Page numbers are from “Paraphilias,” Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (Washington: American Psychiatric Association, 2000), pp. 566-582.
With the exception of number 1 on this list, consider the rest a perversion primer:
- Heterosexuality: the universal norm: sexual interaction with the opposite sex.
- Homosexuality or “Gay”: sexual interaction with persons of the same sex.
- Bisexuality: sexual interaction with both males and females.
- Transgenderism: an umbrella term referring to and/or covering transvestitism, drag queen/kings, and transsexualism.
- Pedophilia: “sexual activity with a prepubescent child (generally age 13 years or younger). The individual with Pedophilia must be age 16 years or older and at least 5 years older than the child. For individuals in late adolescence with Pedophilia, no precise age difference is specified, and clinical judgment must be used; both the sexual maturity of the child and the age difference must be taken into account.” (p.571)
- Transsexuality: the condition in which a person’s “gender” identity is different from his or her anatomical sex.
- Transvestitism: the condition in which a person is sexually stimulated or gratified by wearing the clothes of the other sex.
- Transvestic fetishism: for males, “intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving cross-dressing.” (p. 575)
- Autogynephilia: the sexual arousal of a man by his own perception of himself as a woman or dressed as a woman. (p. 574)
- Voyeurism: “obtaining sexual arousal through the act of observing unsuspecting individuals, usually strangers, who are naked, in the process of disrobing, or engaging in sexual activity.” (p. 575)
- Exhibitionism: “recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the exposure of one’s genitals to an unsuspecting stranger.” (p. 569)
- Fetishism or Sexual Fetishism: “intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the use of nonliving objects (e.g. female undergarments).” (p. 570)
- Zoophilia: becoming excited by and/or engaging in sexual activity with animals. (p. 576)
- Sexual Sadism: “recurrent, intense, sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving acts (real, not simulated) in which the psychological or physical suffering (including humiliation) of the victim is sexually exciting to the person.” (p. 574)
- Sexual Masochism: “recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the act (real, not simulated) of being humiliated, beaten, bound, or otherwise made to suffer.” (p. 573)
- Necrophilia: sexual arousal and/or activity with a corpse. (p. 576)
- Klismaphilia: erotic pleasure derived from enemas. (p. 576)
- Telephone Scatalogia: the compulsion to utter obscene topics over the phone. (p. 576)
- Urophilia: sexual arousal associated with urine. (p. 576)
- Coprophilia: sexual arousal associated with feces. (p. 576)
- Partialism: “sexual arousal obtained through exclusive focus on part of the body.”(p. 576)
- Gender Identity Disorder: “a strong and persistent cross-gender identification, which is the desire to be, or the insistence that one is, of the other sex,” along with “persistent discomfort about one’s assigned sex or a sense of the inappropriateness in the gender role of that sex.” (p. 576)
- Frotteurism: “touching and rubbing against a nonconsenting person.” (p. 570)
Alas, the preceding list is not exhaustive. In our next report BarbWire will provide the extended list. Stay tuned for more (and be sure to eat a light lunch).
List provided by CultureAndFamily.org
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